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Free Press Summer Fest 2011

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Free Press Houston and Pegstar.net Presents are obscenely proud to announce another unparalleled year of incredible music and happy, fun times with Free Press Summer Fest 2011. Festival attendees, journalists, and the organizers all agree that last year’s event was a raging success. Even our friends over at the Houston Press thought so, because they gave our little festival the Best Music Festival of 2010 award. Thanks, guys!

We’re ecstatic to be able to bring you all another year of Free Press Summer Fest. We’d like to thank (past, present and future) the musicians, the attendees, our awesome vendors and most importantly, the City of Houston for being behind us on this incredible event. The Mayor’s office has been utterly supportive and cooperative throughout this process and their help proves that Free Press Summer Fest is a collective city effort.

We have been very lucky to have some amazing artists play the last two years, but this year’s festival lineup takes the cake. We’re featuring a handful of notable acts such as the Grammy-nominated Weezer, Yeasayer, Cut Copy, Ween, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, MF Doom, Black Dahlia Murder and, of course, boat loads more. But, because we love seeing you guys on the edge of your seat, we are keeping a few BIG lineup-names up our sleeve. We will announce them ‘soonish.’ FPSF will host a limited access ‘Dancey Pants’ tent with TBA electronic artists. Our friends at Gritsy and Reprogram Music will curate this ‘Dancey Pants’ tent. Also, we’re expanding our footprint once again to include another natural grass amphitheater. There will be plenty to see and passes will stay, and we quote, ‘absurdly affordable.’ Free Press Summer Fest will remain, by and the large, the most reasonably priced festival of its kind in the country. There’s no excuse. You have to be there.

Important Info
Passes for this year will include: General Admission, Fancy Pants, the High Roller and the newly-introduced Dancey Pants. The Dancey Pants pass is a special pass for the Dancey Pants Electronic Music tent that is a swanky VIP area which will feature TBA big name electronic headliners, complimentary drink menu, and a big crowd of people who are cooler than you.

Check out www.freepresssummerfest.com for more details.

FPSF will be awarding honorariums to artists who execute large scale installations. Got an idea? Contact editors@freepresshouston.com to pitch ideas for consideration.

FPSF is dedicated to improving festival efficiency with everything from line control to water distribution. We are expanding the recycling program with help from Little Joy Recycling and the Texas Campaign for the Environment.

Every year, we partner with a local nonprofit that does great things for the city. The official Free Press Summer Fest nonprofit for 2011 is Houston Tomorrow. Check them out at - www.houstontomorrow.org

This year’s event is dedicated to iced coffee. Stay cool, stay sweet.

Official Free Press Summer Fest 2011 Line-Up

Weezer
Big Boi
Ween

Cut Copy

Beirut

Yeasayer
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
Z-Ro
Girls

Killing Joke

Black Dahlia Murder
Big Bang
Hayes Carll
Bun B
Tobacco
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
HEALTH
Junior Brown
Fucked Up
The Black Angels
Lower Dens
Kylesa
Eternal Summers
Thavius Beck
Protomen
The Memorials
Those Darlins
Amplified Heat
The Roller
Indian Jewelry
Iron Age
Espantapajaros
By the End of Tonight
RIVERS
Amplified Heat
Black Leather Jesus
Featherface
The Back Pockets
Vincent Priceless
Pasadena Napalm Division
Clockpole
Delicious Milk
Cavernous
Somosuno
American Fangs
The Handshake
Woozy Helmet
The Grass Skirts
Niceguys
Venomous Maximus
Linus Pauling Quartet
The Hates
Tha PHounDation
Young Girls
Glasnost
Stephen Farris
Female Demand
Arthur Yoria
Simple Success
Black Congress
Defending the Kingdom
Buxton
Eastern Sea
Leg Sweeper
Romulus Ate
Disfrutalo
B L A C K I E
Perseph One
Roky Moon and Bolt
Rats in Heaven
Dead Revolt
Muhammadali
Nosaprise
Rusted Shut
Somosuno
Cop Warmth
Organ Failure
Giant Princess
Poopy Lungstuffing
The Annoysters
Los Skarnales
Ani DiFranco’s Dick
Jody Seabody and the Whirls
State VS Judd Nelson
Thunderkunt
Wild Mocassins
Sideshow Tramps
Co-pilot
The Watermarks
Limb
Sings
Giant Battle Monster
Young Mammals
Vivian Pikkles and the Sweethearts Uber-alles
Robert Ellis
Ceeplus Badknives
Grandfather Child
The Ton Tons
Eyes Burn Electric
The Manichean
Tax the Wolf
The Mahas

Stay tuned for BIG line-up additions!!!

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